Carroll County Biographies

Mrs. Juliett 9Bailey) Bennett

This lady with her son, Granville Bennett, owns and occupies a good farm of 167 acres in York Township. She was born in Warren County, N. Y., and is the daughter of Elijah Bailey, Jr., the son of Elijah, Sr., and the latter of whom was a captain in the Revolutionary War. The father of Mrs. Bennett later did good service in the War of 1812, and died Sept. 13, 1856. The mother survived her husband a number of years, dying July 22, 1870. Elijah Bailey, Sr., married Miss Susanna Litchfield, of Massachusetts. They became the parents of nine children, and spent their last years in New York State. On the motherís side the grandparents were Samuel and Mary (Hollister) Patchin.

Mrs. Bailey came to this county with her parents in August, 1845, and in October, 1852, was married to Smith Bennett. Mr. Bennett was born in Rhode Island, and was the son of Reynolds and Prudence (Moray) Bennett, natives of the same State as their son, whence later they removed to New York State where they spent the remainder of their days. Mr. Bennett came when a young man to this State and located first at Dixon. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Bennett began housekeeping in Mt. Carroll, and about six months later came to the farm which she now occupies, and where her parents had previously settled. Mr. Bennett departed this life Aug. 19, 1873, at the age of sixty-three years.

Of the seven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Bennett the record is as follows: Granville J. and Manley E.; Emma is the wife of Seward Tomlinson, and they live on a farm adjoining that of Mrs. Bennett, although in Mt. Carroll Township; Julia is the wife of John Welch of York Township; one of the daughters is Mrs. Howard Strickler and lives in Mt. Carroll Township; one infant died unnamed. Mr. Bennett was a worthy citizen and a member in good standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to which Mrs. Bennett also belongs.

Transcribed & Contributed by Carol Parrish from Portraits and Biographical Album for Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, IL (1889), p. 984-985

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